Top 10s for 2011: Absolut Noise
My top 11 favourite Swedish music moments in 2011 (in no particular order)
- The words "self-destructiiiiive" shouted all over and over again by Paper at the end of their song "Don't go out with him". The perfect soundtrack of the current worldwide economic crisis.
- When the guitars of Riddarna eventually start at 0'54 in their song "Glömma allt". Best rock n' roll band in Sweden (also because they are the only ones who make proper rock'n'roll in Sweden!)
- Anytime Mattias Alkberg's voice gets high pitched in his brilliant record "Anarkist". How this guy manages to reinvent himself every year remains a mystery to me.
- When Nina Kinert claps her hand before to start "Play the world" live. Because seing Nina live made me rediscover her 2010 record "Red leader dream" wich grew on me more in 2011 than in 2010.
- The Iranian "whooo whoooo whooo" at 2'08 in the totally addictive Compadre's "Golden Trumpet". My favourite Swedish song of the year.
- The violins of The Culture in Memoriam's "Run Emelie". One of the few moment this year when a song surprised me.
- The ending of Du Pacque's debut album "Erotique Du Pacque" and its line "my eyes are perfectly still." My favourite ending of a record this year.
- Katharina Nuttall singing "Let me see you stripped down to the bone" in her cover of Depeche Mode's "Stripped". It gives me the creeps.
- Listening to the band No Sleep and realize that it is a new project from Samuraj Cities. Most underappreciated Swedish band.
- Patrik Backlund's chorus in his song "Seesaw", "I see everything." My Swedish pop idol.
- The sound of Billie's voice (i.e. Promise and the Monster). She is a witch.
Absolut Noise is a France-based audioblog dedicated to Swedish music. It was launched in February 2006.